1. Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
David ‘Ziggy’ Marley, eldest of the Marley offspring, doesn’t consider himself a child star, although his career began in 1979, when the 11-year-old, along with siblings Cedella, Stephen and Sharon made their recording debut with their father on the single Children Playing in the Streets.
The group became known as the Melody Makers and played occasionally for several years, eventually coming into its own after their father’s death in 1981. The Melody Makers have released 14 albums over the years and won back to back Grammy awards in 1988 and 1989 for Conscious Party and One Bright Day. Ziggy has since graduated to a successful solo career; Stephen is a Grammy-winning producer and artiste in his own right; Cedella is a designer, author and the CEO of the Marley family label, Tuff Gong; Sharon is an educator and curator of the Bob Marley Museum.